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The wrong nutritional way to off-season

The off-season is a very important time for athletes. Consistent year-long training with no time off can increase the risk of burnout, overuse injuries, fatigue and sickness. A temporary and planned break can help rejuvinate and repair the body and brain.

Every athlete has her/her own approach as to the best way to tackle the off-season. While athletes recognize that a mental and physical break is needed, it can be difficult for a lot of athletes to worry about the loss of fitness that you worked so hard for during the season. A bit of de-training is needed as your body deserves rest to appropriately recover from the past months of peak training and racing.

As an athlete, you train to make physiological adaptations. This takes many many months. Training is something you need to do day after day, week after week and month after month. Thus, when you are not training, this doesn't mean you do nothing. You simply take a break from the structure, the early alarms, the sacrifices. On th…

Becoming an overnight success

Today is a very special day for me for it's one that will be remembered for the rest of my life. Today is the release date of my first book, Essential Sports Nutrition. I never thought this day would ever come and I can't thank you enough for your support. Especially those who ordered the book before the release date! I'm so excited for you to get the book in your hands in this week. I hope the book lives up to your expectations and helps you better understand and apply nutrition to your active lifestyle.

Tonight I'll be on the Run In Facebook page for a LIVE discussion about my book. You can tune-in at 7pm EST or re-watch it at a later time. We will be following up the chat with a podcast interview (Seconds Flat Podcast) answering your nutrition questions.

It doesn't seem that long ago but ten years ago I started my educational journey to become a Registered Dietitian. It wasn't more than a year after completing my Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiol…

Hincapie Gran Fondo '18 Event Recap

Shortly after moving to Greenville in May 2014, Karel and I went out for a ride to check out our new cycling routes. I came home with tears in my eyes "Karel, it's too hilly here. There's no way I'll ever be able to ride here!"

Little did I realize that Greenville was exactly what I needed during such a tough time in my life....I had just lost my dad to Cancer.

After a year of embracing the challenging terrain, I found myself getting stronger. My cycling skills improved and I was riding better than ever before. Most of all, my love of cycling grew incredibly strong and I found myself itching to be outside on my bike for it was the closest way that I could get to nature and enjoy all that Greenville had to offer us.....farm animals, mountains and lots and lots of climbing. Greenville provided us with bike-friendly roads and the bike became a safe, fun and healthy outlet for me to clear my thoughts, work through my emotions of losing my dad and to step (far) outside…